Complications of Heavy Breasts

While more than 250,000 women in the United States opted for breast enlargement procedures in 2020, the other side of this equation may surprise you — more than 55,000 breast reduction procedures were performed in the same year. 

There are many reasons women opt for breast reduction, and the team here at The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Nicholas Nikolov, would like to review them here.

Too much strain

One of the primary reasons women opt for breast reduction is the heaviness of large breasts, leading to neck, shoulder, and back pain. Your musculoskeletal system is designed to carry a certain amount of weight, but you strain this system when you develop larger-than-average breasts.

The constant burden of carrying overly large breasts not only taxes your muscles but also your other supportive tissues, including your ligaments and tendons.

In the name of sports

If you like to pursue a more athletic lifestyle, large breasts can very much get in the way, quite literally. While dealing with large breasts that interfere with your golf or tennis swing can be problematic, if you engage in activities where there’s ample running and jumping, those large breasts can be downright painful.

Skin irritation

Another complication that stems from large breasts is skin irritation, especially beneath pendulous breasts.

Getting some sleep

Large breasts can also interfere with your ability to find a comfortable sleeping position. While sleeping on your back is best, many people sleep on their sides, and large breasts can get in the way of this position while also making sleeping on your stomach near impossible.

Improving breastfeeding

If your breasts are already large, when you’re breastfeeding, they grow even bigger to accommodate the milk. Not only does the increase in size pose more discomfort, but it can also interfere with your newborn’s ability to breathe while feeding.

Evening out proportions

This final point is more of a cosmetic concern than a functional one. Many women come to us to restore better proportion to their bodies by reducing overly large breasts that don’t fit their overall body size.

Get the size you want

The good news is that we can solve all of these problems through breast reduction, a procedure in which we remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. With a breast reduction, we can relieve the discomfort of large, heavy breasts and ensure that the end result looks perfectly natural.

If you want to explore whether breast reduction can help resolve your problems, contact our office in Beverly Hills, California, to learn more.

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